• State of the Streams 2024

    Nature Forward’s new report provides a unique snapshot of five natural resources in our region: Accotink Creek, Little Falls Branch, Rock Creek, Seneca Creek, and Sligo Creek.

  • Stream Monitoring Volunteers are Your “Eyes on the Ground”

    October. Fall Monitoring. Three incidents discovered and reported. For nearly 30 years, WQM volunteers have played a crucial role in protecting streams by serving as “eyes on the ground.” They…

  • Equipping our Community Scientists to Monitor Streams

    Nature Forward received a grant from the Society for Biodiversity Preservation (SBP) in January 2022 to purchase equipment for use by our volunteers who monitor streams in the Washington, DC…

  • Find Older Conservation Blog Posts

    Conservation Blog posts prior to November, 2022 can be found at our old URL: http://conservationblog.anshome.org/. Please visit us there to read more great content on our work!

  • Why water quality monitoring speaks to me

    By Pete Yarrington, long-time WQM volunteer Editor’s note: This article was adapted from Pete Yarrington’s testimony at the May 17, 2001 Nature Forward (then Audubon Naturalist Society) presentation to the…